Melissa Ryan

  • NC License #: 17958
  • 36

Where there is love, there is life. -Mahatma Gandhi

After twenty years in education, Melissa became a student again when starting a massage therapy program in 2013 in Albany, NY at the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy. Massage has offered Melissa an extension of her teaching career: the ability to work with others for their mutual betterment, and opportunities to continue learning. She enjoys incorporating a variety of modalities and techniques including Swedish, Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release into her sessions to work...

After twenty years in education, Melissa became a student again when starting a massage therapy program in 2013 in Albany, NY at the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy. Massage has offered Melissa an extension of her teaching career: the ability to work with others for their mutual betterment, and opportunities to continue learning. She enjoys incorporating a variety of modalities and techniques including Swedish, Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release into her sessions to work toward optimal outcomes for her clients.
Originally from upstate New York, Melissa has enjoyed the warmer climate here in coastal North Carolina. It allows her to spend more time engaging in some of her favorite activities: spending time with her dog and working in the garden.

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Where I Work
Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

NC # 17958

Education
2014

Center for Natural Wellness

Massage Therapy

2008

College of Saint Rose

MS in Educational Psychology

1995

Le Moyne College

BA in English

Experience
Bodywork

Massage.com - Student Blog

After winning a scholarship towards my massage therapy program, I was contacted by the sponsor, Massage.com, to write a blog of my experiences as a student. I was encouraged to write about typical student experiences, like how to prepare for massage school, creating balance between school, work and life, and how to budget time and finances for successful completion of your program. The teacher in me couldn't resist an entry about how people learn, in an effort to encourage my fellow students to explore different strategies to learn the huge volume of information. However, I also was able to write about some of my own personal experiences, like our trips to a cadaver lab at a local hospital, my experiences volunteering at the hospice wing of another hospital, and learning about a variety of modalities of massage that was, at times, a little mind-boggling. After having spent my entire adult life writing (papers for college, thesis for my Masters, assignments and examples for my English students), it was a thrill to get paid to do something I love.

Mirror Lake Inn Spa

I took a position as a massage therapist in the spa at the Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid, NY while I was awaiting the results of my licensing exam. The environs were stunning, and the spa was the premier location in the area for quality massage, bodywork, and esthetic treatments. It was a great experience to be part of an establishment of great renown.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Christopher on May 06
great
by joyce on May 05
Listened to the issues I was having and addressed them during my session. Melissa was very pleasant and professional.
by Louise on May 05
She explained everything to me, showed me a picture of the muscle giving me pain. Her technique was excellent. I will use her again.
by Renee on Apr 12
Melissa was very attentive to my needs and was able to work out the knots wonderfully. Highly recommend!
by Pam on Apr 11
Very knowledgeable and I left feeling SO much less tension and stress!
by Anonymous on Apr 10
Very professional and personable. Listened to my reason for wanting a massage and understood
by Nicole on Apr 04
I came in loaded with knots and left feeling incredible!
by Anonymous on Apr 04
The cupping was my first time and I felt immediate results....blood flow was warm returning to my lower legs. Being my first massage in a few, she asked about the pressure, I said it was great, that I believed I could handle deeper.....She Delivered!! Left amazingly relaxed!!
by Richard on Mar 28
Her massage touch was excellent, and I have had experience with many different massage therapists!
by Virginia on Mar 28
Melissa focused on my problem areas and worked out a lot of kinks.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Signature Relaxation Massage
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Signature Massage
  • Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage

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